Ski for Free at Crossroads

On Jan. 20 at 7 pm, Jeremy Hemberger of the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Gratton Laboratory will present a Master Gardener Lecture titled “Native Pollinators – Look beyond the Honey Bee.” The talk, held at Crossroads at Big Creek, will feature some basic biology of pollinators, a discussion of factors influencing their decline, and a review of some current research going on at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He will talk a bit about honeybees, but the focus of the lecture will be on native pollinators. The program is free and open to the public.

Crossroads’ nature outing will be to Ida Bay Preserve at 10 am on Jan. 16. Participants will meet at the Collins Learning Center and if snow is deep, check out snowshoes and poles. The outing is free and open to the public.

The Ski-For-Free program is underway, at least when conditions warrant, on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 3:30 pm. Snowshoes and skis are available in all sizes free of charge.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, is open daily 2 – 4:40 pm and during scheduled activities. Trails are free and open to the public. Ski trails are reserved for skiing only. Bikers, hikers, and pet walkers should use designated hiking trails. Snowshoes may be used anywhere except the ski trails.